Top four shaken up as finals loom

THE Bowls North Mitsubishi Premier League top four changed based on this week's results with Longford dipping out by five points to Trevallyn, Beauty Point dropping one spot to third and North Launceston now with the double chance in second.

Ladder-leaders East Launceston took ten points from their game, defeating Longford on two rinks, with wins for Scott Summers and Chris Dudman over Chris Roach and Simon Zaporozec.

Longford's Mark Strochnetter and team had a day out, with a 20-shot win over East's Will Springer inflicting his biggest loss for the season.

North Launceston flexed its muscles, toppling Beauty Point on home greens to give themselves the double chance as the finals commence.

Jarrod Howard led the charge with 18 to spare over Paul Filgate, with Allan Gamble covering Bob Williams adding to the tally.

David Minns and Bruce Howard kept close company all day, with the win going to North's Minns by one to complete the haul.

Trevallyn found the Deloraine green to their liking, taking 11  from the encounter.

Luke Patterson got the better of Rohan Donohue, with Mike Sims holding out Kerry Miller with seven to spare.

Matt Mitchell and Rodney Murray kept the crowd on their toes till the last bowl with a draw, the result giving Trevallyn a look at the finals.

Cressy will slip back to division 1  even though they took the win over Kings Meadows on the Meadows greens.

Martyn Jordan headed the cards, defeating Daniel Hollingsworth with ten to spare. Kevin Wilson and Phil Harris battled well all day with a draw the end result.

Garry Murray-Williams found the doctor of draw Andrew Baird a little tough, going down by six.

Launceston finished the season well, moving to seventh on the ladder with a ten-point haul from their clash with Scottsdale on home greens.

Mitch Billing headed the cards with a 17-shot win over Wayne Churchill.

East Launceston hold the top of the division 1  ladder on percentage from Cosgrove Park after big results kept them locked on points.

Byron Slater led the way for Cosgrove taking a  25-shot win over Watson. Wayne Foster covered Scott Crocker by 15, Paul Cleary keeping Geoff Bain out by six.

East Launceston found the Scottsdale synthetic green to their liking, taking all the points with a 30-shot advantage.

Stuart Groom led the charge with 21 to spare over Greg Blackwell, ably supported by Steve Pearsall with six over Don Goninon and David Herons three over Kerry Hayes.

Bridport finished the season on a high, taking the win over Kings Meadows on home greens. Chris Walker posted a 32-shot win over Beeton, covering the losses of Eddie and Mitch Walker to Bill Blair and Gus Draper.

George Town made their trip to town worthwhile,  taking the win over Invermay to add  ten points to the season's tally.

 Shane Boden and Tuthill led the way with wins over Dennis Bassett and Rebecca Van Asch.

Mark Illingworth slipped one over Jones with four to spare collecting the last points for Invermay.

The ladder's third and fourth-placed teams, Trevallyn and North Launceston, met on Trevallyn's greens, with the result going to North Launceston by 14 shots.

Tony Linger and Rowlings kept Adrian Coomber and Roger Long under control with enough margin to cover Webb's loss to Leon Allen.

Kings Meadows' Phil Harris plays his shot in yesterday's game against Cressy. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER

Kings Meadows' Phil Harris plays his shot in yesterday's game against Cressy. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER


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